Everything you need to know about attending a crazy spa party in NYC
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Whether you're at an abandoned warehouse or a secret sex club, there's no shortage of insane parties in NYC. There are, however, a shortage of insane spa parties in NYC, a plight that's finally being addressed with Body by Brooklyn's bi-monthly event, When In Robe. With the next event scheduled for March 9th, we're getting you adequately prepped with this extensive guide to spa partying (yes, with pictures).

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Everyone has inflatable pool toys
Everything from balls, to boom boxes, to whales. Now's a good time to break out that inflatable mustache you've been saving for a special occasion.

You've got a couple options for actually getting wet
Showers, cold baths, and hot tubs. You're gonna want to focus on the latter.

Be careful though, it's a cash bar, so you're gonna have to find a place to stash some money
Sangria, cans of beer, wine, Champagne, and cocktails are all on hand.

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Bring your own robe
The best robe of the night wins tickets to the next event.

Also bring some flip-flops with traction
It can get pretty slippery in there, and you're gonna want to dance.

Make sure to stay hydrated
It's gonna get hot in thurrr (so hot).

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You don't have to listen to all the signs
Especially the ones that suggest you should be quiet.

Free food!
Thanks to Fresh Fanatic.

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If you need a schvitz -- and dancing isn't doing it for you -- hit the uber-hot saunas
The Swedish sauna goes to 155 degrees, and the Russian ups the ante to 175.

You can get honey scrubs, full-body salt scrubs, massages, and a Platza
Remember the thing all the correspondents were doing over in Sochi? Yeah, that's called a Platza, a "Russian healing" deal where you get whacked.

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There's a bunch of wacky stuff going down
Like Marvel cartoons playing on the TV, and people hula-hooping with weird, light-up rainbow hula-hoops.

You're going to be in a bathing suit
Maybe do a couple crunches before you go.

Brittany Miller is a contributor for Thrillist and also a gym rat, who loves food and working four jobs just to get by in the city. 

Andrew Zimmer is Thrillist's NYC Editor and likes going to the spa for a nice schvitz. Also: saying the word schvitz as often as he can. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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